Executive Board

20190-2020 Executive Board

Ted M. Coopman, Chair
Dillon Thomson, Vice Chair
Gwen Burkard, Member-at-Large
Sue Cummings, Treasurer
Eric Dill, Secretary
Nicholas Wilson, Member-at-Large
Lindsey Stafford, Member-at-Large

Meet your Executive Board

Ted M. Coopman, Chair

My spouse, dog and I just moved into the neighborhood in February 2016 although we have owned a home here since 2012. My association with Eugene goes back 20 years with yearly visits with our best friends. I am a college professor by-trade and teach online for San Jose State University and the University of Louisville where I am an adjunct faculty member. My areas of study are media law and policy and activists use of media and technology. We always knew that Jefferson-Westside is where we wanted to live and are so happy and excited to be here. Eugene is a dog and bike paradise! I have spent the last 25 years working with community and activist groups and look forward to putting my time, energy and expertise to work for our hood. Look for me mornings at Monroe Park throwing the ball for the dog (and picking up trash) and say hello.

Dillon Thomson, Vice Chair

coming soon

Sue Cummings

Sue has been on the JWN Board for about eight years and has lived in the neighborhood for somewhere around 15 years. She moved to Eugene with Tommy, her husband, in 1991. She would like to encourage everyone in the neighborhood, homeowners, renters, businesses and property owners, to attend JWN events. She feels that having a strong neighborhood association is important for keeping the JWN the beautiful, unique, livable, walkable, vibrant place we call home. She also hopes that everyone will support our special neighborhood businesses and artists, Cesar Chavez School, The Lane Events Center and groups like Friends of Trees and the OSU Extension Service. She really appreciates that so many people in our neighborhood like to walk, bike and garden.

Coming soon…

Gwen Burkard

Eric Dil

Nicholas Wilson

My spouse and I bought our home within JWN boundaries in 2018, though we were both born and raised in Eugene. I work for a small company in town doing web development and database work. We love living on the Fern ridge trail and so close to family. In recent years, I’ve taken more an interest in looking at what’s being done locally and seeing where I can fit in this picture. Interested in learning how this city functions, and what we can do to advocate effectively. I want the JWN to best reflect the collective interests of the neighborhood.

Lindsey Stafford